Garden Route Safari
At the eastern end of the Garden Route are a clutch of genuine, big five game reserves in pristine wilderness areas offering excellent lodges, first-rate guides and the cherry on top: malaria-free safaris.
If you've been doing your South Africa safari research, and that's why you're here, you'll be thinking along the lines of a Kruger National Park safari followed by a few days on the beach in Cape Town. But, you'll be saying to yourself, there's an awful big distance between those two places and I've heard malaria is a nasty piece of work.
Enter the Garden Route Safari option. The weather is far milder than up north, and being in a guaranteed malaria-free area, there are all kinds of precautions you don't have to take before, during and after your African safari. With exclusive access, small safari lodges, the beautiful wilderness of the Eastern Cape and the full gamut of wildlife encounters, a Garden Route Safari is every bit as rewarding as a lowveld safari up north - perhaps more so.
The two big parks are Addo Elephant Park and Shamwari Game Reserve, both a short drive from Port Elizabeth. Adding to these are Blaauwbosch, Kariega and Kwandwe - all private game reserves with exclusive safari lodges and spectacular settings.
Expect to see the big five game in abundance including elephants, giraffes, lions, leopards, cheetahs, rhinos, buffalos, zebras and the full range of southern Africa's planes game from the gigantic eland to the tiny duiker.
A Garden Route Safari comes first for convenience, safety, luxury and exclusivity. Talk to your Travel Expert now for a malaria-free safari in Africa.
Our Most Popular Garden Route Safari Tours
12-day Safari, Garden Route and Cape Town (Self-drive)
Itinerary Type: Sample
Country: South Africa
Highlights: Cape Town, Cape Winelands, Garden Route, Garden Route Safari
Our Most Popular Garden Route Safari Accommodation
Hlosi Game Lodge
Hlosi Game Lodge is a luxury family safari lodge in the private Amakhala Game Reserve in Greater Addo. It's malaria-free, family friendly and has a great view.
Kariega Game Reserve
A Big Five safari experience that can be combined with the Garden Route and a beach getaway. Kariega Game Reserve is a malaria-free private reserve in the Eastern Cape with various lodge options.
Amakhala Game Reserve
Camp Figtree is an intimate and private lodge at the entrance of the Addo Elephant Park with amazing views from high up in your suite and the big five down below.
In the malaria-free Amakhala Game Reserve. A four star family friendly lodge with great game viewing.
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